Halloween is almost here. It is time for one last minute fun craft/sewing project that we can use through Thanksgiving. I love seasonal kitchen linens. I change out all my kitchen towels seasonally, so I’ve pulled out my pumpkins and witches and ghosts. I have a couple of table runners with fall colored leaves, which are fun, but I wanted a change. Jack-o-lanterns are fun! And the way I look at it, pumpkins are still good until Thanksgiving, right? I drew up two styles and then went into my stash cupboard.I cut separate pieces for eyes, nose and mouth. Then just mixed and matched. Don’t forget the stems!When I piece fabrics like this I use Wonder Under, which is great for fusing light weight fabrics. These are all cottons so this method works well. The nice part about this is that you can be as creative as you like with Jack! After I have all the pieces fused, I just appliquéd around the edges. I used a couple of different stitches, again do whatever you like. No rules! I love that part. This guy even got some little pupils in his eyes and crazy teeth! I will attach my jack o lanterns to a solid green piece that will become my table runner.One on each end. This will allow me to use it with a plain reversible side. If you like my Jack-o-lanterns you can print them out HERE. They are just rough sketches but they will give you a base to start from. If you don’t want to use them on a runner, you can print them and let your little one color! Or print two, one to sew and one to color. Do you have a favorite Halloween project?
Happy Sewing, Donna
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